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Phantom Audiobook

Phantom

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Publisher's Summary

Following from Jo Nesbø's electrifying international best sellers The Snowman and The Leopard, now comes Phantom, which plunges the brilliant, deeply troubled, now former police officer Harry Hole into a full-tilt investigation on which his own tenuous future will come to depend.

When Harry left Oslo again for Hong Kong - fleeing the traumas of life as a cop - he thought he was there for good. But then the unthinkable happened. The son of the woman he loved, lost, and still loves is arrested for murder: Oleg, the boy Harry helped raise but couldn't help deserting when he fled. Harry has come back to prove that Oleg is not a killer. Barred from rejoining the police force, he sets out on a solitary, increasingly dangerous investigation that takes him deep into the world of the most virulent drug to ever hit the streets of Oslo (and the careers of some of the city's highest officials), and into the maze of his own past, where he will find the wrenching truth that finally matters to Oleg, and to himself.

©2012 Jo Nesbø (P)2012 Random House Audio

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    Joe Gilbert, AZ 12-09-12
    Joe Gilbert, AZ 12-09-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Very good"

    I really enjoyed this book. However the end to me seemed too long and a bit predictable.

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    Margaret 12-06-12
    Margaret 12-06-12
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    "Great performance lifts Nesbo's latest."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Nesbo is great at transporting you to the scene. This was a very taut and nicely paced thriller.


    What other book might you compare Phantom to and why?

    The others in the series featuring Harry Hole; however, this was unique in that it dealt with the drug underworld.


    What about Robin Sachs’s performance did you like?

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. Wonderfully paced. I think Sachs made the book more enjoyable for me.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Great from beginning to end. Never a lull in the action.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ernest HAYDEN LAKE, ID, United States 11-28-12
    ernest HAYDEN LAKE, ID, United States 11-28-12 Member Since 2014
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    "hard to understand"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Phantom to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version but the audio is very difficult to understand and therefore I imagine the print version would be better.


    How could the performance have been better?

    A combination of the Norwegian words and the fact that the reader spoke softly and seemed to slur made understanding difficult. So difficult in fact that I gave up and didn't finish the book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    N/A


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael PROVO, UTAH, United States 11-12-12
    Michael PROVO, UTAH, United States 11-12-12 Member Since 2017
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    "One of the best endings ever."
    What did you love best about Phantom?

    I loved the progression of the characters in this book, and where it left everyone at the end.


    Any additional comments?

    I really don't want to say anymore, because I was genuinely shocked at the end and I don't want to ruin that for anyone. All I can say is that if you have read all of the other Harry Hole books, then this will hit home like crazy.

    If you haven't read the others, I would suggest not reading this first. Some have commented and said that each book can be enjoyed as a stand alone work, and that is true. Each story is enjoyable on its own, but you are missing the incredible progression from book to book with several characters!

    Seriously, don't read this if you haven't read the other ones. Read them all in order.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bugjce1 Riverside, IL, United States 11-10-12
    Bugjce1 Riverside, IL, United States 11-10-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Harry DON'T DO IT!"
    If you could sum up Phantom in three words, what would they be?

    Continuation of the series on Hare Hole now back in the lives of his love and 'son'. He will risk all for those he loves and he shares the weaknesses of humanity. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful series


    What did you like best about this story?

    characters


    What does Robin Sachs bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Awesome narrator


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Harry fights his demons and through luck or strength of character overcomes them.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Georgia 11-06-12
    Kindle Customer Georgia 11-06-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Just as good as all the Nesbo books."

    Nesbo's books are always entertaining and this one is no exception. Harry Hole is quite a character.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Briana Emeryville, CA, United States 11-05-12
    Briana Emeryville, CA, United States 11-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    "yukkey yuk do not waste your money"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    been doing audio books over 20 years. this is the worst...slow poor reading just a mess.


    Has Phantom turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    What didn’t you like about Robin Sachs’s performance?

    those voices...creepy


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    nope


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sandy 11-05-12
    Sandy 11-05-12 Member Since 2016
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    "overall, a good read"

    This is not, however, one of my favorite Jo Nesbo stories. I really like Harry Hole and missed his standard character in this mystery.

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    Dana Rock Hill, SC, United States 10-31-12
    Dana Rock Hill, SC, United States 10-31-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Harry Hole is a beast!"
    What made the experience of listening to Phantom the most enjoyable?

    The narrator is phenomenal. I listened to "The Leopard" on audio as well so looked forward to the performance.


    What other book might you compare Phantom to and why?

    Harry is the Norwegian version of Michael Connolly's Harry Bosch. Although I think Hole could take Bosch!


    Which character – as performed by Robin Sachs – was your favorite?

    Harry Hole by far was my favorite. Robin Sachs voice is forever linked to Hole for me.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Harry's recurring dream came to fruition.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Greg 10-29-12
    Greg 10-29-12 Member Since 2013
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    "May be his best"

    I've now read eight of the nine books in this series. All of the books come very close to five-star reads. This one makes it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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